Finding a new collaboration between the sciences and humanities which is appropriate to our specific context must entail both coming to terms with our past and synthesising something new. We argue, however, that this will not be achieved via the now faded promise of Newtonian science, which has not only collapsed as an all-embracing scientific paradigm appropriate for analysing all reality, but that the universal developmental modernity that this kind of science underpinned has been a cataclysmic disappointment. Instead, the challenge today is not the unleashing and application of modernist science, but rather its containment for the sake of a sustainable and more equitable and just future.

Annecke, E., & Swilling, M. (2012). Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World.